If you are looking for a reliable and efficient method of vermicomposting which is a method of using worms to compost, you will want to consider the Can O Worms 00300 Composting Bin. The Can O Worms provides an easy-to-use method for housing worms and turning household waste into nutrient rich compost.
Overview Of The Can O Worms 00300 Composting Bin
- Holds 57 gallons
- Measures 20 inches x 32 inches
- Weighs 30 pounds
- Made from 100% recycled plastic – No Virgin Plastic Used
- Drain Spigot – drain valuable compost tea to fertilize plants or garden
- Contains 2 large worm trays
- Can hold up to 20,000 red worms
This sturdy composting bin is made from 100% recycled plastic and you can be assured that no virgin plastic has been used. It is black in color so that the worms feel at home in the dark. This allows them to be as productive as possible. It has a 2 tray system which encourages the worms to move about the bin, so they are constantly eating and fertilizing. The two worm trays sit on top of a collector tray. The collector tray catches any compost tea that drains from the compost, and then funnels into the spigot, which is designed for easily accessing the tea. The unit stands on legs, so removing the tea is easy.
Some users remark that they find it easiest to leave the spigot open and place a small container underneath. The tea is odorless and you don’t have to worry about forgetting to drain the tea, which can gather rather quickly.
On top of the bin is a ventilated yet fly-proof lid, so you don’t need to worry about any unwanted bugs flying about. The lid also does a good job at holding in any odors.
The Can O Worms 00300 Composting Bin is both an indoor and outdoor bin, but users should note that it is rather large. If you have the space, it can easily fit in a kitchen, but those with a small kitchen or apartment may want to take measurements before buying or find a closet or basement space to house this unit. The bin also works outside, although it should be kept in a garage or under a covered porch where the rain or pests will not bother it. Also note that because the worms are living beings, they are affected by the temperature and they should not be exposed to conditions below freezing or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Things To Note
Makers of the Can O Worms 00300 recommend vegetable scraps, but not fruit waste for this composter. This is because fruit rinds and peels take longer to decompose and can also cause the composting bin to smell. This is isn’t widely advertised but can play an important role in helping you decide if this is the best composter for you.
Another thing that concerns some users is that after a while you may start to notice other creepy crawly creatures intermingled with your worms. This shouldn’t be a cause for alarm and is completely natural. These insects will all aid in the composting process and will help you achieve the rich compost you desire.
What Comes With It?
Inside the box you will find the 2 round worm trays, the fly-proof, ventilated lid, a collector tray with a worm mound, the legs, coir brick, compost tea tap, and instruction manual. Keep in mind that the worms aren’t included and you need to buy those separately.
- Easy to assemble
- Spigot allows for easy access to compost tea
- Completely contained
- Hands-off composting (no turning the pile, etc)
- Can be used both indoors and outdoors
- Because the trays are large, they can be heavy and a bit difficult to move when full
- Fruit waste is not recommended for this unit
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Summary Of Customer Reviews
Everyone should keep a worm bin; and the Can-O-Worms works well. I keep mine right in my kitchen, so I can easily deposit vegetable debris it it. I have it sitting on a round dollie, so I can roll it around, since I have a tiny kitchen. I recommend the dollie to anyone who buys a worm bin of any kind; because once you have filled your bin with worms and vegetable debris it will weigh a lot.
I recommend the Can-O-Worms over any of the other worm bins I researched, because of its sturdy construction and the fact that it is made from recycled plastic. That gratifies my environmental conscience. However, I understand that in cold climates people who want to keep worm bins must keep their bins indoors, because the worms cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. People in cold climates who want to keep a worm bin outdoors can get a special heated worm bin from certain Internet sites.
I had researched several vermiculture bins, and Can O’worms came most highly recommended. Delivery was quick, great condition. Assembly was easy and within 1/2 hour my worms were settled in their new home. I recommend this system as the easiest to maintain. There is no messy sorting of materials to get the worm castings and worm tea. They are readily available once the bin is fully functional. I have the bin in my closet, and there is no smell. I highly recommend the system for home composters.